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May 8, 2017
Near MPG Ranch Florence, MT
While we were banding her, the team nicknamed her “Biker Babe” because she was so feisty and liked to pedal her feet!
This female was the first curlew trapped in 2017 for Montana on a state land parcel south of MPG. She used her camouflage to her advantage making her quite the challenge to locate as she sat super tight to the nest. This means that the closer we approached, the lower she sank into the ground making her almost impossible to see! Most curlews hold very still while they receive their transmitter, but after successfully trapping her, she let us know how impatient she was to get back to her eggs during her processing by continuously pedaling her legs, like she was riding a bicycle!